HP Compaq 530
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Compaq 530
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Compaq 530
Source: Inside HW
It is close to perfect business notebook: fast CPU, enough memory, decent autonomy and low price. Did we mention that you get Windows Vista Business with it? This model can get job done as good as most of pricier models but without all those fancy accessories. HP 530 is a real budget saver.
Sehr gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: c't - 16/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)
T2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.